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I'm going to be going off to college in a couple months and I'm going to be staying in the dorms. However, my parents house is only about 15 minutes away so I want to leave all my good equipment there, both as protection as well as the lack of room in a tiny dorm room. However, I do want to get a small tube amp to play with in my dorm room. I want it to be all tube, small, and relatively cheap. I play mostly blues, classic rock, and hard rock. For that reason I think that built in distortion would be nice so I don't have to bring my pedals into the room. Any good recommendations?
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Peavey Classic 30 or Fender Blues Junior.
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Palomino V6 (i think...)

The 5 watt one.
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Peavey Classic 30 or Fender Blues Junior.

30 watts tube?wtf man?

epiphone valva junior would be a good choice
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I have a Carvin Legacy combo which sounds pretty damn sweet (with active EMGs the harmonics are orgasmic). I use the 50 watt settings and a G Major for effects and theres an output and input level right on it, so I turn the volume on the lead channel to like 6 and the clean channel to 5. It may not be as good as blasting it without using the gate, but it is definitely a good enough setup for my ears.


Edit: Opps, not exactly small, but yeah, it can fit in a corner... So you may disregard this post.
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it isnt tube but Ive heard nice things about it

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Vox-DA15-Guitar-Amp?sku=482641

My friend has this amp and we play in all quiet places with it. A really bitchin amp, lots of effects, headphone jack and the distortion sounds better than my half-stack!
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A Palomino V8 would be perfect for you.
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Check this out:

www.emerysound.com


These are all tube and they're very small. Designed to make saturated tube tone at apartment / dorm friendly levels. They sound awesome and have gotten great reviews in Vintage Guitar Mag.

1 watt, 8 watts or 15 watts I think.
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When the Black Heart Little Ant comes out, that'll be good (1 watt) or you could get something with power scaling.
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Fender super champ xd. Great little tube amp with effects and 15 types of preamps.
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I have a Blues Jr. in my dorm room, and while you might want to go a little smaller, it still works well.
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Check this out:

www.emerysound.com


These are all tube and they're very small. Designed to make saturated tube tone at apartment / dorm friendly levels. They sound awesome and have gotten great reviews in Vintage Guitar Mag.

1 watt, 8 watts or 15 watts I think.


Those look nice! And it doesn't appear they want your first-born for one, either.
#18
Peavey Valveking Royal 8 tube combo, master volume and headphone jack. $200 USD.
#20
Mark IV's sound excellent at low volumes.

I intend on taking mine to college next year. Right now I'm able to play it under my parents room while my parents are asleep through a 4x12 cab and still have good saturation and articulation.

Not many high gain amps can do that. It is a great blues amp as well.
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Blackheart killer ant when it comes out, or you can get the little giant now.
Holy fricken crunch, batman! Very good amp. I have a audio review on my profile of it, and posted a review on UG reviews (first one )

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#23
even 5 watts is pushing it for a dorm room in terms of volume, honestly I would just get a roland microcube and some decent headphones.
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Those look nice! And it doesn't appear they want your first-born for one, either.

solid mahogany 12" cab on there, looks gorgeous... i'm really curious what that sounds like, the price isn't horrible either i guess.
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Why tube? You are living with other people, dorm walls are ****ty and you can hear everything through them. Get the vox DA5 (I bring my Valvetronix 50, but keep it at like 10 watts most of the time.)
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I have a Blues Jr. in my dorm room, and while you might want to go a little smaller, it still works well.

I have a Twin Reverb in my room. *shrug. That's what volume knobs are for.

+1 to a 5 watt palomino, or just bring an amp you already have, and keep the volume low. You don't even need to keep it terribbly quiet. I live next to my RA, and I've never had a noise complaint about my amps, which I don't really play quietly. I did get a complaint once, though. I was having loud sex during exam week. Oops.
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I did get a complaint once, though. I was having loud sex during exam week. Oops.


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Shoulda kept it in her mouth.

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I've just bought a GA5 (Valve Junior with a tone knob) for said purpose. If you get a VJ, you can mod it to have a pentode/triode switch to make it even quieter.
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#31
Valve Junior, it sounds really nice and just stick a boost pedal and you're set!

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I've heard pretty good things about the Ibanez Valbee.
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